[CogSci] Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies seeking Research Assistant in Language Development

Rajandiran, Durgesh durgeshrajan at g.harvard.edu
Mon Feb 25 12:39:46 PST 2019

Harvard Lab for Developmental Studies seeking Research Assistant in
Language Development

Job Description:

Professor Jesse Snedeker is seeking an energetic and intellectually-engaged
research assistant for studies of language comprehension in
typically-developing children and adults at the Harvard Lab for
Developmental Studies.

Review of applications will begin immediately for a flexible start date
between July 5th and July 15th 2019.

Responsibilities include:  preparing stimuli, contacting families, testing
children and adults, coding data, assisting with data analysis, training
undergraduate assistants, managing a summer internship program, maintaining
equipment, coordinating the use of space, organizing meetings, assisting
with grant management, and managing lab expenses.

Necessary qualifications:


   An undergraduate degree in psychology, linguistics or cognitive science

   Availability for flexible scheduling, including evenings and weekends,
   to facilitate data collection

   A strong interest in the psychology of language, language acquisition,
   and conceptual development

   Prior experience working with young children

   Comfortable with technical trouble shooting

   Well-organized, attentive to detail, calm under pressure, and
   comfortable juggling half a dozen things at once

Skills that would be put to good use include:


   Experience with eye tracking

   Experience with EEG

   Experience with R, Matlab and Eprime

   Experience with CHILDES and corpus analyses

   Coursework in semantics, pragmatics and syntax

   A sense of humor

Our lab is embedded in larger communities both within Harvard and in the
wider Boston area, which offer rich resources for students interested in
developmental psychology, psycholinguistics and linguistics.  Research
assistants are encouraged to make use of these resources. Folks who have
held this position in the past have gone to graduate programs in
psychology, linguistics, speech and hearing sciences, and clinical

Potential applicants should email durgeshrajan at fas.harvard.edu a letter of
interest, a CV, and three references (email addresses and phone numbers are
best). Please feel free to write with questions as well.

Durgesh Rajandiran
Lab Manager, Snedeker Lab
Harvard Laboratory for Developmental Studies
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